Reading the thread about noodling got me to thinking. Last year a bait store proprietor told me about these two guys who would come out and noodle around the boat ramp. Seems they always got one or two. I was wondering why a cat would hang around such a noisy, busy place. This year, with the drought and lake levels down 5 to 5 feet, I think I found the answer. At the ends and sides of the ramps are holes or depressions in the lakes floor. These boats come in and use the motor to pull the boat off a trailer, causing prop wash... and then they use the motors to push the boat back on the trailer when they are through...causing more prop wash. This has moved the sand/silt/mud away from the concrete edges. Now, what would happen if you dropped a perch off the back edge of the ramp some night?